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    September 9, 2010
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of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? 23-year-old adams has been charged with aggravated assault. her car went on to crash in to a restaurant at 18th street and
florida avenue northwest last night. neighbors say the intersection where the accident happened can be confusing. >> you have three or four different directions of lanes, and i think we may need to look in to it being redesigned or making it easier for drivers to navigate this intersection. >> reporter: no one inside the restaurant was injured. the restaurant was closed. one of the crash victims is fighting for her life right now, and the other pedestrian, a woman, is listed in serious biostable condition. police are on the hunt for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a fairfax county bus stop. it happened yesterday morning near the intersection of la vista drive and franconia road. our 9 news now kristin fisher has the latest information on the investigation and the community reaction to this
crime crime. >> he is no longer letting his little sister walk alone. >> now we can't trust this place. >> reporter: around 4:30 yesterday morning, a 23-year- old woman was waiting at this fairfax county bus stop when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries now the search is on for the suspect. >> my mom is scared so she can't come here by herself. >> reporter: fairfax county police have been staked at the bus stop throughout the morning and they are stopping drivers and giving them flyers, the flyer that contains a description of the crime, but also a description of the suspect. police say he's a hispanic male between 25 and 35 years old. he has a stocky build and wearing a white t-shirt and tan cargo pants at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of
us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday
displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fire. amateur video caught the flames coming from the vehicle near the intersection of wayne avenue and colesville road in silver spring. investigators say the flames broke out yesterday in the engine of the bus. everyone on board the bus was able to get off safely. the location is near the discovery headquarters where another man is staging an environmental protest. walt rave walked up and down the street with a sign reading "james lee was right." lee is the protester that took three people hostage in silver spring last week at the discovery headquarters. police shot and killed him. rave says he believes that lee snapped when people would not listen to his message. >> he was simply at the end of his rope, and he wanted to make
his point to a world that will not listen. will not listen. and the world should not listen to me. >> it is crazy. >> that's scary. >> they are asking for your attention. >> reporter: rave says that he read lee's manifesto and found much of it to be accurate. the national mall now has free wireless internet. local government and federal partners are making wi-fi available from third to 14th street on the mall. the private company cisco donated the network hardware and level 3 donated the internet services. city officials say the free wi- fi will improve the mall for people visiting the many museums and memorials. well, this she last day if you want to vote early in maryland's upcoming primary. thousands have already caster that ballots. the early voting started on friday. the polls are open until 8:00
tonight. to learn where you can go to a site near you, just go to our website at visit our maryland news page. more endorsements for baker. baker is running for the office of portion county executive. former executive paris glendening and kelly are expected to announce their support today. u.s. capitol police report that a senior aide to senator boxer was arrested for possession of marijuana. the report says that marcus stanley was stopped by an officer this week as he tried to bring pot in to the gnat office building. the spokeswoman for senator boxer says stanley is no longer employed in her office. philanthropist john cluji is being remembered today. he died earlier this week.
he was once listed as the wealthiest man in america and built a broadcasting empire that was the forerunner to fox television. he donated tens of millions of dollars though the university of virginia and the library of congress. he was 95 years old. democrats in richmond say they have reservations about governor mcdonnell's plan to privatize liquor sales. the republican leader wants to sell the state's 332 abc stores then the commonwealth will auction off 1,000 liquor licenses. plans call for the profits to go to highway projects in the old dominion. >> i have always been sort of a -- sort of favoring privatizing wherever it can be done but it has to say money and turn those funds back to the community and i'm not sure i see how they will happen yet but this that is what will happen i think it is a good idea.
>> he dropped the plan to tax alcohol drinks in restaurants and bars. coming up ahead on 9 news now, the plan to burn the koran is sparking outrage among muslims the world over. cnn reveals its choice to replace larry king. we will have those stories and more when we come back.
president obama is calling
on a florida minister to cancel his plans to burn the koran this weekend he says it will amount to a bonn than zoo for al-qaeda and could endanger members of the military. secretary of state hillary clinton has also denounced the koran burning plans of the reverend terry jones of gainesville. jones says besides death threats and pressure to call off the book burning he has also received a lot of encouragement. the state department ordered u.s. embassies around the world to brace for possible anti-american backlash. angry muslims have already taken to the streets. charlie d'agata has more. >> furious muslim protesters in india set fire to an american flag. they chanted down with america in response to the plan to burn the koran. it's a scene this man wants to see repeated across the globe. he is what hard line former leader of a banned islamist
group in britain has called on making 9/11 burn the stars and stripes day and set fire outside to american flags outside of embassies everywhere. >> it has made them angry and americans are digging their own grave. >> the american embassy here in london is one target of the planned demonstrations on saturday. the u.s. state department issued a warning to u.s. embassies around the world to brace for the possibility of a violent anti-american backlash. they urged restraint if the threat to burn the koran is carried out. >> through the koran burning this pastor will achieve nothing. >> reporter: countries of large muslim populations like independent need ya, end ya and pakistan have called on president obama to forbid the bonfire in florida from happening on a visit to pakistan, angelina jolie said she was appalled by the idea of
burning the koran. >> i have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody's religious book. >> reporter: even moderate muslims worry that one small bonfire in the u.s. could ignite an inferno of muslim anger across the globe. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> i ran says it will release one of the three jailed americans it has been holding. reporters were told by text message just minutes ago to come to a hotel in teheran where the americans parents were allowed to meet with their two sons and one daughter recently. they were captured a year ago when they crossed iran's border while hiking in northern iraq. evacuation orders are expected to be lifted today in four neighborhoods in the foothills near boulder, colorado. and that will allow some people to return to their homes to gauge the damage from devastating wildfires. the move is welcome news for a crowd that gathered for a
public meeting last night. some of them knew they had already lost their homes. >> i don't expect to leave here feeling good tonight. i'm sorry. too many of my neighbors ' homes are gone. >> reporter: with at least 135 houses destroyed, this is the most destructive wildfire in colorado history. well, british tabloid veteran piers morgan is being tapped to replace larry king. the 45-year-old morgan will host cnn's 9:00 p.m. interview show from new york. king announced his last day on the show will be december 16th. morgan is scheduled to take over the next month. still ahead, on 9 news now at noon, at least three tornadoes cut a path of destruction near dallas. we will survey some of the
damage. absolutely fantastic, jc. the skies are sunny but we have strong wind an i will give you one indication on the allergy index. what weed do you think the winds are blowing around? if you suffer from allergies you are feeling it. you are right. ragweed season kicked in full force today. we let you know when we get the needed rainfall in a few minutes. stay with us. you are watching 9 news now.
it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city.
tropical storm hermine is making its way knot ward after a devastating swing through texas. flooding forced more than 100 rescues. the storm produced self tornadoes near dallas that are blamed for the death of two people. at least three people are missing in texas after they were wept in swift waters. flood watches are in affect for parts of arkansas, missouri and kansas. until tonight. >> that's a lot. >> it is. >> more than they expected you look wonderful. what an outfit, jc. >> good to see you. tom sater is here with the forecast. >> you look like autumn. >> thank you. >> you know you have to change that before we fly the kite later on. don't want you to get muddy. looking at beautiful weather we
really are. the only blemish is the winds kicking up over 20 miles an hour. they pick up in the afternoon and will do that again tomorrow. a lot to talk about. not just hermine but the possibility of needed rain. we are looking at extra extreme drought in many locations in our region. it was 75. yesterday we topped out at 96 degrees. dulles tied a record 93. 96 was not the record. that was 100 but at 3:00 p.m., 77 and at 9:00 tonight 75 degrees, code green. air quality is good. look at thou dry the air is. this is relative humidity. at one point yesterday afternoon when the front moved through, humidity at 4:00 p.m. dropped to 12%. that's like having the furnace on in the middle of winter. very dry air. these are wind gusts out of the northwest. the general flow is 10 to 15 miles an hour but they gust 22
miles an hour in leesburg, andrew, frederick and andrews air force base. with the strong wind and low humidity we are under a threat of wildfires. keep that in mind. yesterday we had a red flag warning. that's been allowed to discontinue but looking a drought conditions. this is back in june where a moderate drought area for the metro area was a concern but remember the severe storms we had. it dropped rain. so it improved for the metro areas of washington and baltimore but with the excessive heat and the lack of rainfall, panhandle of west virginia, western maryland through areas of western loudoun county, faulkier county, rappahanock, culpeper, orange, to the south extreme drought. that's bad news. ask any farmer that lives out there. the corn is shot. the next three days no chance of rain but it is refreshing. sunshine 79. we hit 96 yesterday. now the forecast calls for winds to diminish tonight. that's good news but 40sin the
suburbs. 57 overnight. tomorrow another delightful day. winds most and that means more of the same. hermine moved from the texas area with the flooding in to the missouri valley. we will watch this because our best chance of rain is on sunday. the best chance of timing is overnight saturday in to sunday maybe get it out of here before kickoff at fedex field. good news there. we will watch this as it makes its way here. until then, here's the seven- day forecast. i like it. nothing says autumn like football and frost advisories. the frost advisory may have to wait another week or two but the terps have an open atlantic game at their home. that's on saturday. looks good there. and of course cowboys are in town. hopefully the rainfall will get out of the area just in time for kickoff. all right. it is that time again. who needs a pet at home? we have kitty here. hi, susan. susan flierman is with us. tell us who you have with us today.
>> i have midnight blue who is a year and half old kitten system receive not totally black but she looks that way. she has little whitest wise kerrs urn her chin. >> how old is she. >> year and a half. >> this is her come want app pan onradar. he is 12 year old. >> is she okay with kids. >> she is a little shy. i'd stay away from young ones but pretty good with dogs. >> good. how do we adopt her? >> you can go on our website or your website which is www.paw- >> or at so we need to run but this one needs a home and why not? this is the perfect time. >> this is a good time of the year. people from back in the routine. >> thanks for joining us. we'll be right back with much more in a few minutes. [ female announcer ] we can't live in a bubble.
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going back to school, maybe time to rekindle the romance with a classic -- for two. he died in the arms of a young lady at 80 years old. are we allowed to say that. >> that's a great way to die. >> right. >> sounds like washington a bit. >> uh-huh. >> we will put a little salt and pepper and butter. if you worry about every bite and sip the stress will kill you long before the cholesterol. >> certainly will. >> we will brown or grill it. we will take all of our organic vegetables and brown it and finish in the oven. let it sit for ten minutes. slice it and you have your chateau brio. in this case medium rare. aspare gum, green beans, potatoes, have to have the
carrots, zucchini, is it's the season now. wild mushrooms. be careful it will make you wild. >> i like that. >> and tomatoes with a little bread crumbs. >> little onion. >> little glazed local onion and a truffle sauce. incites romance for sure. >> i haven't had that. i always have it with the bernaise. >> i say you should cook for that special someone. don't be a couch potato, after all you don't need another diamond ring. how about a terrific five star meal instead. >> your restaurant is so fabulous. it is great. it is out in virginia and it is so elegant and so tastefully done and you feel like you are in france. >> you are supposed to be. absolutely. we do weddings and special occasions. >> great falls, virginia. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you, chef. >> thank you, jc.
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